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FRONT International 2022 Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art July 16–October 2, 2022


Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows #FRONTart2022


Welcome Back! Welcome to FRONT 2022, the second edition of the contemporary art exhibition that spreads across northeast Ohio this summer. Join visitors from around the world to experience some of the most innovative and creative art of our time in every imaginable medium and form. Expect to be surprised, inspired, and challenged by what you see and where it takes you. FRONT is an exhibition of the art of today by some of the most talked-about artists of our time. Many of the works were created especially for this show and for the spaces and places you see them in. There are also some works from the recent and even distant past to provide perspective. What links these hundreds of works together is a strong sense of place and the themes of our exhibition.

Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows The title of this edition of FRONT, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, is inspired by a poem of one-time Clevelander, Langston Hughes. It’s a show about healing and transformation. It’s a show about how art, artists, and the process of making art can be a form of therapy, a way to cope with trauma and stress, and how the experience of difficulty can sometimes help us find inspiration and joy.

Explore and Discover Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows is an exhibition that could only be created here. All of the ideas that inspired the thematic concepts of the show, the choices of the artists, and their creative ideas and craft are rooted in the stories and histories of the 30+ spaces and places of FRONT. Think of FRONT as not just an exhibition, but also a journey. While each installation and exhibition is complete on its own, FRONT is an experience with many chapters and you haven’t really seen it until you have seen it all. For many of our visitors who come to FRONT from around the world, this will be an exploration of our city and our region. Through the works of the artists of FRONT, the stories and issues that form our uniquely rich and complex culture will come to life. Visitors will also enjoy our incomparable summer weather, our beautiful city set on the edge of a stunning lake, and our gorgeous countryside. For those who already live here, the FRONT treasure hunt will likely lead you to discover or rediscover new things in your hometown. After two long years of pandemic isolation, FRONT is an opportunity to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the extraordinary cultural treasures that are unique to northeast Ohio.


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Your Journey Starts Here If this all sounds pretty big … you are right. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This guide is designed to make the FRONT experience easy. Here you will find profiles of our Presenting Partners, the locations of the major exhibitions and installations of FRONT, and detailed maps that will lead you through the five walkable “neighborhoods” of the exhibition. We recommend that you start your FRONT journey at the PNC Exhibition Hub at Transformer Station in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The exhibition there will be an enlightening introduction to the ideas that unfold throughout the rest of the exhibition. Our staff can help you plan your journey and point out other sites of interest and places to eat, drink, and shop along the way.

Programs, Performances and More FRONT is more than an exhibition, it’s a showcase for performances, films, and discussions by and about art and artists and arts institutions. Follow the links in this guide to a calendar of events that will expand throughout the run of the exhibition this summer. This guide also provides highlights and links to many of the other exciting arts and culture events, performances, and exhibitions that enliven our communities this season.



bite, and a video installation by Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, before traveling on to your next stop. Other Ohio City venues include Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave., which will feature artist Martin Beck on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16; and SPACES, 2900 Detroit Ave., with an exciting group exhibition.

FRONT Triennial for Contemporary Art returns to NEO for summer-long artistic experience Karin Connelly Rice — Freshwater Cleveland FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a summer-long arts festival that occurs every three years in Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin. The festival opens July 16 and will saturate the region with artist commissions, performances, films, and public events. While COVID-19 delayed FRONT in 2021, FRONT used the delay to build momentum for the much-anticipated event, which will feature over 100 world-renowned artists working in a variety of media—coming together to interpret the Langston Hughesinspired theme Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows at 30+ sites in three cities. The inaugural 2018 FRONT Triennial brought 90,000 visitors from more than 25 countries and brought $31 million in new economic activity to the region, and organizers say they expect participation to grow in this second installment. “There is nothing quite like this massive artistic collaboration,” says FRONT Executive Director Fred Bidwell. “This triennial celebrates the diverse creative expressions and views that are reflective of our theme of art as an agent of healing.”

Cleveland—Downtown Once you’ve checked in at the Exhibition Hub, move west across the river and visit North Coast Harbor on the shores of Lake Erie at 601 Erieside Ave. to see an installation by UK collective Cooking Sections before moving to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. 9th St for a provocative video installation by Tony Cokes. Then head into the heart of downtown to the Cleveland Public Library, 425 Superior Ave. where Brett Hall will be a dramatic setting for FRONT installations. Artist Joe Namy will create a participatory intervention with Isamu Noguchi’s iconic 1976 sculpture Portal at the Justice Center at 1300 Ontario St on July 17 at 3pm.

Cleveland—University Circle Cleveland’s cultural arts center will host a multitude of exhibitions and performances, including moCa Cleveland, 1114 Euclid Ave.; the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11115 East Blvd.; Karamu House, 2355 E. 89th St.; and The Sculpture Center, 1834 E. 123rd St. Other sites in University Circle include Wade Oval; Cleveland Clinic Miller Family Pavilion, 9500 Euclid Ave.; The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon, 11205 Euclid Ave.; Samson Pavilion, 9501 Euclid Ave.; the Syrian Cultural Garden, 1191 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.; and Quincy Gardens, 9001 Quincy Ave.

Akron There are five locations related to FRONT 2022 in the Akron area— both downtown and on the University of Akron campus.

FRONT runs from July 16 through October 2, so there’s plenty of time to plan a visit.

Stop by the Emily Davis Gallery at the university’s Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St., before stopping in at the National Museum of Psychology at Cummings Center, 73 College St. Then head into downtown Akron to the popular Lock 4, 200 S. Main St., for a public dance floor or to enjoy the historic architecture and the sounds of the waterfalls; or head to Quaker Square, 135 S. Broadway, for food, art, and shopping in the historic district.

Here’s a guide to help plan your visit and navigate the events and exhibitions throughout the tri-city area. Maps of the locations in the multiple neighborhoods are available on the FRONT website.

The Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., returns to FRONT as an anchor venue and will house a large-scale group exhibit featuring 17 artists.

Cleveland—Ohio City


FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub, 1460 W. 29th Street

In Oberlin, there are three locations to experience FRONT 2022, beginning with Allen Memorial Art Museum on the Oberlin College campus, with the exhibit Bakunin’s Barricade: Ahmet Öğüt.

Everything involving FRONT 2022 begins at the FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub at the Transformer Station, in Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood—the trendy neighborhood known for its breweries, craft restaurants, coffee, tea, and unique shopping. “The vibe and location of Hingetown make the neighborhood a perfect starting point to begin the FRONT 2022 journey,” says Bidwell. “From the food and drink to the artistic expression found in the neighborhood, it all sets the tone for this summer festival.” Bidwell adds, “We are thrilled that PNC Bank has again agreed to be a lead sponsor of FRONT and to make it possible for us to partner with Transformer Station to create the best possible visitor experience.” Stop by Jukebox—nearby at 1404 W. 29th Street— for a cocktail, a

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) will present new work by artists Alexandria Couch and Joe Namy, as well as work by Tony Cokes —who will be featured across multiple venues, connecting the constellation of FRONT exhibitions. A favorite hangout and eatery among locals is The Feve, 30 S. Main St., hosting a video installation and offering something for every palette. For more information on and directions to all of the exhibitions, programming, and public art around the 2022 theme, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, visit the FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art website. The festival runs from Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, October 2. FRONT International Exhibition Guide



Your FRONT Experience Starts Here. Transformer Station reopens for FRONT as the FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub with new visitor amenities and an exhibition that introduces the themes and ideas of FRONT 2022's Triennial, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. FRONT Artistic Director Prem Krishnamurthy curated the intergenerational group show in the Main Gallery, touching on several of FRONT 2022’s core concepts and methods. A spectacular, interactive, immersive installation in the Crane Gallery is a first-time collaboration between artists Sarah Oppenheimer and Tony Cokes. Our Visitor Services desk will be happy to help you plan your experience, whether you have an afternoon, a day, or all summer to engage with the 30+ FRONT exhibition sites. Meet your friends at our newly installed outdoor plaza or relax in the upstairs visitor lounge. Our new FRONT shop has merchandise and gifts created by local artists as well as books that inspired the exhibition. Make sure you pick up a copy of the FRONT 2022 Pocket Guide to help you navigate your visit! Visiting Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 1460 W 29th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 @TransformerStation

Bringing Art FRONT and Center In the best and in the most challenging of times, communities grow and succeed when they come together. There is no other experience that can bring us all together as one community quite like the arts. As a National Main Street Bank, PNC has long recognized the power of the arts and culture and the critical role it plays in improving the quality of life across our region. Cleveland’s arts and cultural scene is a rich one, from world-renowned museums in University Circle to nationally recognized performing arts Downtown and in the Gordon Square Arts District, including the one and only Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Downtown Cleveland. PNC supports the first-class, innovative programming of so many institutions. And it’s why PNC identified the need to support FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art when it debuted in 2018 and why we are again supporting FRONT International in 2022, as this exhibition will increase broad community access to arts and culture and the opportunity for children, families and the neighbors in every one of our communities to more fully participate in the arts. The commitment is to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access for artists and audiences, with the belief that art can be a catalyst for positive social change and greater understanding between communities. This commitment is further visible with a group of art entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds sharing their craft with the local community. The triennial will generate new economic activity through cultural tourism, develop an even stronger, more vibrant, and sustainable creative community, enhance the brand of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, and stimulate positive change in Cleveland’s underserved communities — all priorities of PNC in support of the community and expanding upon the theme of the triennial: art as an agent of transformation and healing. As summer approaches, the PNC team looks forward to seeing you. There’s never been a better time to be a part of art in the city.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art presents art installations and performances by eight internationally acclaimed artists. INSTALLATIONS

Matt Eich and Tyler Mitchell: Sunlight, Shadow, and A Rainbow

Firelei Báez July 16 to December 31 Betty T. and David M. Schneider Gallery

Nicole Eisenman: A Decade of Printing

July 16 to November 6 Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery

July 16 to December 3 James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery


Julie Mehretu: Portals July 16 to November 13 Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Thursday, July 14 at 1 pm Friday, July 15 at 7 pm Sunday, July 17 at 1 pm

Yoshitomo Nara: Recent Work

Maria Hassabi: CANCELLED

July 16 to October 2 Toby’s Gallery for Contemporary Art

Michele Rizzo: Higher xtn

September 16 at 1 pm and 7 pm September 17 at 11 am and 1 pm

Higher xtn is supported by Stedelijk Museum, Mondriaan Fonds, Het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. CANCELLED was produced by the LUMA Foundation and premiered at LUMA ARLES as a result of the Artist-in-Residency Program. It received additional support from FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, in partnership with VIA Art Fund. All FRONT performances and exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are presented by Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig with additional support from the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation.

Detail of eye of (Thoth), 2021. Julie Mehretu (Ethiopian, b. 1970). Ink and acrylic on canvas; (124.5 x 83.8 cm). Private Collection. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. ©Julie Mehretu

Cleveland Public Library presents six FRONT exhibitions and installations

July 16 – October 2 Jace Clayton

40 Part Part, an interactive sound installation and sonic experience Main Library, Brett Hall

Andrea Carlson

Cast a Shadow, a large drawing based on a proposed headstone by the late George Morrison; and Never-Ending Monument, a collection of sculptures inspired by effigy poles Main Library, Brett Hall

Moyra Davey

Horse Opera, a new video work which explores the sense of community found through music and dance parties

Main Library, Special Collections

Paul O’Keeffe

In Memoriam (My Only Path), a large 15 by 10-foot floor

piece constructed of steel and includes lines of poetry written by his late son

In Memoriam (Quiet Gutter Birthday Card), jacquard weaving, black patinated bronze, pigmented hydrocal, and felt Main Library, Brett Hall

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Scoring the Stacks III, a participatory public art exhibition

that asks visitors to explore the library, as a way of learning and unlearning through wandering and play Main Library, Carnegie West, Collinwood, Harvard-Lee, Langston Hughes Branches

Langston Hughes: In Cleveland, In Context A series of facsimiles that trace the editing evolution of Langston Hughes’s poem Two Somewhat Different Epigrams

Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor

All exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours, Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit to learn more about the artists and exhibitions at the Library. Visit for a complete list of venues and a calendar of events.


Clockwise, from top left: Dana Schutz, a 2000 CIA alum, visits with students ahead of serving as the 2019 Commencement speaker; the late Julian Stanczak, a 1954 alum, in his studio; the late Viktor Schreckengost, a 1929 alum, surrounded by children’s pedal cars he innovated; and 1990 alum Dexter Davis works on a piece that will be part of his FRONT exhibition.

Cleveland Institute of Art: Host to FRONT, home to future artists and designers The Cleveland Institute of Art and Reinberger Gallery, the College’s showcase exhibition space, are excited to partner with FRONT International to mount four unique solo exhibition projects by noteworthy artists: Jacolby Satterwhite, Dexter Davis, Loraine Lynn and Alexandra Noel. Satterwhite’s Dawn will be the centerpiece of CIA’s FRONT offerings. Functioning as an iteration of his Cleveland Clinic-commissioned project of the same name, Dawn will transform Reinberger Gallery into an immersive virtual reality arcade that centers on the question: “What does Utopia look like to you?” Noel’s exhibition will feature new paintings that invite viewers to engage in both close looking and thoughtful introspection. Each small, gemlike painting will be an opportunity for discovery. Davis’ ambitious The Less Dead will include new paintings, mixed-media collages and sculptures inspired by the artist’s lived experience and survival after a near-deadly shooting.

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Fiber artist Lynn plans to create a series of vibrant textile works that invite touch. An accompanying program with renowned Cleveland drag queen Dr. Lady J will be hosted in the fall. Davis and Lynn are 1990 and 2014 alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art, respectively. That’s noteworthy but shouldn’t come as a surprise. CIA has been the training ground for countless students who have gone on to make important contributions to the fields of art and design since it opened in 1882 as the Western Reserve School of Design for Women. Its students have designed internationally recognized products and their work is displayed in major museums and private collections around the world. You’re undoubtedly familiar with the work of other CIA alumni. You know CIA artists—from Julian Stanczak, a leader in the Op Art movement of the 1960s whose City Canvas Mural in downtown

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Cleveland was restored by FRONT in 2018, to Dana Schutz, a prominent contemporary artist based in New York City. You also know CIA entertainment artists—from Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur Adventure book series and Arthur television series, to Brian Michael Bendis, a comic book writer and artist who was one of Ultimate Marvel Universe’s primary architects. And finally, you know CIA designers—from Viktor Schreckengost, who revolutionized bicycle design and designed the first truck with a cab-over-engine design, to John Nottingham and John Spirk, who created the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, Swiffer Sweep + Vac and and the Sherwin-Williams Twist & Pour paint container and have more than 1,000 patents to their name. CIA is proud of the contributions to art and design that all of its graduates make and applauds Dexter Davis and Loraine Lynn for their inclusion in FRONT International 2022.



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The Akron Art Museum’s presentation features artists who challenge preconceived notions of craft and employ materials to cope and explore relationships between objects and lived experience. National figures like Pittsburgh-based artist Devan Shimoyama are included alongside local, northeast Ohio artists like Akron ceramicist Seuil Chung, Lakewood, Ohio sculptor Charmaine Spencer, and Kent State University Professor Emeritus Paul O’Keeffe. The artists in this exhibition offer an extremely diverse interpretation of optimism, one that mirrors the hopeful paradox Langston Hughes points to in reminding us that from dust a rainbow can be born. –Jared Ledesma, senior curator Exhibitions and programming in the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Gallery are made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

Devan Shimoyama. February, 2022. Silk flowers, beads, and rhinestones on fabric with steel mount and frame. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago

FRONT FAQ WHAT’S A TRIENNIAL? FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is called a triennial because it is intended to launch a new edition every three years. Thanks to the pandemic, FRONT’s second edition, which was planned for 2021, was delayed for one year. We’ll be back in 2025. HOW IS FRONT 2022 DIFFERENT FROM FRONT 2018?

Welcome to Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second edition of FRONT International 2022! We’ve been dreaming up this show since late 2018—an eyeblink in the scale of deep time, an eternity in the scope of human experience. Over this time the world and its contours have shifted significantly. Transformation happens everyday—“change is the only constant,” as they say—but sometimes it just hits you over the head. When we announced the show’s title and its focus on art and healing in January 2020, we had no idea just how much healing the world would soon be needing. But after many joys and many struggles, I’d like to think that we, as the many makers of this show, have learned something important in the process. The results of this learning are what you will discover here, spread across three cities, as you travel through the Ohio landscape in search of beauty and bumpiness. This show is meant to delight and puzzle you, to offer new perspectives and temporarily slow down the fast pace of contemporary life. It’s a show that asks a lot of questions but doesn’t claim to have all the answers. As my colleague Murtaza Vali might intone, it’s “propositional”: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows tests ideas out in the world; it shares artists’ sometimes rough-and-ready prototypes to hear what kinds of resonances echo back. And yet, as my dear collaborator Annie Wischmeyer is wont to exclaim, we hope this show is not only probing but also “wonderful”! Presentations over space and time that offer an incomplete set of responses to our past wounds and present-day thorns, FRONT 2022 seeks to carry into the world a little more of the love that only art can create. We look forward to hearing what you think!

Prem Krishnamurthy, Artistic Director

Like FRONT 2018, this year’s edition lasts all summer long and features dozens of projects in Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin by scores of artists from around the world. But that’s where the similarity stops. Every FRONT edition is led by a different creative team with new concepts, themes, artists, and graphic look. Our theme in 2018, developed by artistic director Michelle Grabner, was An American City. That show explored how Cleveland represents, in many ways, a universal canvas to explore the challenges and opportunities of our civic and social life. This year’s exhibition, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, explores different ways that art, artists, and the practice of making art can help us find ways to transform and heal. Several of the venues are featured for the first time, while many have returned. But no matter where you go, FRONT will always be new. WHO IS BEHIND OH, GODS OF DUST AND RAINBOWS? This edition’s artistic director is the renowned graphic designer, educator, and exhibition maker Prem Krishnamurthy. Together with Tina Kukielski, a member of this edition’s artistic team, Prem developed the ideas behind the show in 2019 before the onset of the pandemic. Now, as we begin the recovery, we can’t think of a better theme. Other members of the artistic team include Murtaza Vali, curator-at-large, along with Courtenay Finn, Emily Liebert, Evelyn Burnett, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Tereza Ruller. This local and international group advised Krishnamurthy, suggested participating artists, and pointed him to histories and places that influenced many aspects of this show. Making all of the magic happen is a dedicated team of local FRONT team members and dozens of contractors, freelancers, vendors, and supporters. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE? FRONT is publishing a 2022 pocket guide, and an exhibition catalog. The pocket guide will be available at the opening of the exhibition at the FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub shop at Transformer Station and other Presenting Partner venues. The exhibition catalog will be available at the close of the exhibition and will be a complete visual record of the show, with profiles on the work of each participating artist. Of course, the website is a constantly expanding resource of information on the art, artists, and sites of the show as well as a calendar of events and programming that will be unfolding throughout the run of the exhibition. Please stop by the FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub at Transformer Station any time Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for in-person help or reach out to us by email ( or phone (216-938-5429).

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KEY Ohio City 1

FRONT PNC Exhibition Hub at Transformer Station • 1460 W. 29th St.


JUKEBOX • 1404 W. 29th St.


SPACES • 2900 Detroit Ave.


BOP STOP • 2920 Detroit Ave.


University Circle 9

The Syrian Cultural Garden • 1191 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

10 Wade Oval • 10820 East Blvd.


The Cleveland Museum of Art • 11150 East Blvd.

12 The Alexander McGaffin Carillon at Church of the Covenant • 11205 Euclid Ave.

13 moCa • 11400 Euclid Ave.

14 Cleveland Institute of Art • 11610 Euclid Ave.


North Coast Harbor • 601 Erieside Ave.


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • 1100 E. 9th St.


Isamu Noguchi, Portal, at The Justice Center • 1300 Ontario St.


Cleveland Public Library • 325 Superior Ave.

15 The Sculpture Center • 1834 E. 123rd St.

16 Samson Pavilion at Health Education Campus • 9501 Euclid Ave.

17 Cleveland Clinic, Miller Family Pavilion • 9500 Euclid Ave.

18 Cleveland Clinic BioRepository • East 97th St. and Cedar Ave.

19 Karamu House • 2355 E. 89th St.

20 Quincy Gardens • 9001 Quincy Ave.


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Sites Not Shown On Map Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Scoring the Stacks, at Cleveland Public Library: • Main Library 325 Superior Ave. • Carnegie West Branch 1900 Fulton Rd. • Collinwood Branch 856 E. 152nd St. • Harvard-Lee Branch 16918 Harvard Ave. • Langston Hughes Branch 10200 Superior Ave. Cory Arcangel, Hail Mary, Listening Locations: • The Alexander McGaffin Carillon at Church of the Covenant 11205 Euclid Ave. • Mary and Al Schneider Healing Garden, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center 11100 Euclid Ave. • Case Western Reserve University, Mather Quad Bellflower Rd. between Ford Dr. and East Blvd. CultureFix Installations:

• Cedar-Lee Business District • Coventry Village • Little Italy • Slavic Village • University Circle • Van Aken District • Waterloo Arts District



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KEY Presenting Partner Exhibition Sites

Oberlin 21 Allen Memorial Art Museum • 87 N. Main St.

22 The Feve • 30 S. Main St.

23 The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) • 39 S. Main St. #210

24 Audra Skuodas and John Pearson Studios • Address available upon registration

To Oberlin from Cleveland:


• Take I-90 W toward I-71 • Take I-71 S toward Columbus • Merge onto I-480 W • Merge onto OH-10 W, via the exit on the left • OH-10 W becomes US-20 W • Take the OH-511 exit toward Oberlin • Continue on OH-511 (Lorain St.) • Turn left onto North Main St. / OH-58 • The museum will be on your left

Akron 25 Akron Art Museum • 1 S. High St.

26 Lock 4 • 200 S. Main St.

27 Quaker Square • 135 S. Broadway St.

28 National Museum of Psychology at the Cummings Center • 73 S. College St.

29 Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron • 150 E. Exchange St.

To Akron from Cleveland: • Take I-90 to I-71 S/I-77 S • Merge onto I-77 S toward Akron • Merge onto OH-59 and take exit 21C toward Downtown • Take exit toward Cedar St. / Exchange St. • Merge onto Dart Ave. • Turn right onto Market St. • Take second right onto S. High St. • The museum will be on your left


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Ahmet Öğüt

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College | PHOTO BY RICKY RHODES

Bakunin’s Barricade at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College Can art defend society? Ahmet Öğüt, as part of the FRONT International 2022 Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, will install his monumental work Bakunin’s Barricade in the Allen Memorial Art Museum in July 2022, its first installation outside of Europe. The installation, which takes as inspiration an 1849 proposal by the revolutionary anarchist Mikhail Bakunin to place artwork on barricades in times of social unrest, raises pertinent and timely issues relating to value, law, activism, and agency. Öğüt is a sociocultural initiator, artist, and lecturer. Working across media, including photography, video, and

installation, he often uses humor and small gestures to offer his commentary on serious social issues. He has exhibited widely, with recent solo presentations at Kunstverein Dresden and Kunsthal Charlottenburg and group shows in the 2021 Asia Society Triennial, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Seoul Museum of Art. Born in Diyarbakir, Turkey, he represented Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. While the FRONT triennial will run from July 16 through October 2, 2022, the Allen’s installation of Bakunin’s Barricade, in the museum’s Ellen Johnson Gallery designed by Robert Venturi, will remain on view through December 23, 2022.

The Allen Memorial Art Museum was founded in 1917 at Oberlin College, to enrich lives by teaching through art. It holds more than 15,000 works spanning 6,000 years and many of the world’s cultures. Bakunin’s Barricade, created with input from Oberlin College students and from museum staff, connects with Oberlin and nearby Kent State University as historical sites of protest and political activism, calling into question the power of art and the role that higher education plays in developing new models for society.

F R O N T I N T E R N AT I O N A L : C L E V E L A N D T R I E N N I A L F O R C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T

The Arts, Healing and Health Care Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Architect Norman Foster’s dynamic Samson Pavilion was designed to educate the next generation of medical, nursing, dental and physician assistant students under one roof. The state-of-the-art rooms also foster connection, communication and collaboration among students and faculty across multiple schools and programs—essential skills in the fast-paced field of health care. That’s why we embrace partnering with FRONT and are proud to present the work of four internationally renowned artists to our students and our community. The Samson Pavilion will host numerous events and artists’ projects during FRONT—among them, works by Naeem Mohaiemen, Wong Kit Yi, Nora Turato and Every Ocean Hughes, which provide very different perspectives of FRONT’s 2022 theme—of art “as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing and a therapeutic process.” Where better to experience these perspectives on loss, healing and well-being than here?

Naeem Mohaiemen’s film installation, Joie Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown), is a dream-like and meditative story about loss and care. Wong Kit Yi’s film installation and performance, based on research at the Cleveland Clinic and Dittrick Medical History Center, features a karaoke essay film and related lecture-performance, exploring biological answers to metaphysical questions. Nora Turato’s spoken word performance embeds her interest in mental health and schizophrenia. Every Ocean Hughes, a transdisciplinary artist and writer, will present performances of Help the Dead, a work which stands in a tradition of rituals that help communities mediate on and process terrible losses. The arts provide multiple lenses through which we can better see and understand the emotional, spiritual and psychological aspects of health, well-being, illness, and care so we are not solely focused on the biological or scientific aspects of these issues. These life and death questions are at the heart of what it means to be human, in community with each other and the world, and they are particularly important for individuals in health service roles.

FALL ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM Recentering the Periphery: An Inclusive Future of Art History Graduate students from CWRU’s Department of Art History and Art will collaborate with the FRONT curatorial team on presentations and discussions to consider reshaping art history at this moment in time. The nationally recognized graduate-run symposium will be held Sept. 16-17 at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Samson Pavilion. For more information, please contact:

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Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis, Five Hundred Twenty Four, 2022, single channel video. Image courtesy of the artists.

Jacolby Satterwhite, Dawn, 2021, HD color video and 3D animation with artistdesigned wallpaper on masonry wall. Image courtesy of Cleveland Clinic, the artist, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

For the video Five Hundred Twenty Four, Pittsburgh-based duo Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis invited choirs from throughout Northeast Ohio to join their voices together to complete a score. Beginning with a single voice singing the number “one,” a new voice chimes in with each subsequent number. The entire choir continues counting in unison until the last participant (524 in total) has joined, then the count reverses back to one. Five Hundred Twenty Four connects the groups through their most fundamental behaviors—gathering together, singing and marking time. The celebration of collective voices and communities reflects the diversity of Northeast Ohio as well as patients and caregivers at Cleveland Clinic.

For his multimedia community monument, Dawn, Jacolby Satterwhite asked Fairfax neighborhood residents, “What brings you solace, peace or hope? What are your dreams for the future?” In response, participants provided drawings and writings expressing the importance of love, faith, family and community in their lives. Satterwhite converted these drawings into 3D animations that populate a futuristic world of perpetual dawn. By translating community drawings and staging them in jubilant celebration within his own videogame-like world, the artist proposes a vibrant vision for the future of Fairfax.

Located in the Miller Family Pavilion Patrick F. McCartan Centennial Gallery, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Located outside Cleveland Clinic BioRepository, East 97th Street and Cedar Avenue, Cleveland.

Cleveland Clinic is proud to be a presenting partner of FRONT 2022 featuring works by Jacolby Satterwhite, Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis and Karel Martens. With an ever-growing collection of more than 7,000 artworks including 45 site-specific commissions, Cleveland Clinic’s Art Program crafts engaging, meaningful interactions with contemporary art within a healthcare setting. Integral to the healing environment, the artwork activates and anchors spaces throughout the global footprint of Cleveland Clinic Enterprise. The collection presents a broad range of perspectives, promoting empathy and inclusion by making visible the diversity of patients, visitors and caregivers.

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Hildebrandt Provisions Future Ink Graphics The Pivot Center Praxis Fiber Workshop William Busta Projects Waterloo Arts Brick Ceramic Studio ArtNEO Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Graffiti Heart Zygote Press Bonfoey Gallery The Galleries at Cleveland State University Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Cleveland Institute of Art The Sculpture Center

CLEVELAND NEIGHBORHOODS Clark/Fulton Collinwood Gordon Square

St. Clair/Superior Playhouse Square University Circle



The Andrews Foundation PURCHASE PRIZE SPONSORS John Farina & Adam Tully cARTa Jon Logan


SUPPORTING SPONSORS The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company O’Neill Healthcare Kira Heely Realty

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EXHIBITION PRIZES Akron Art Museum ArtNEO BAYarts Butler Institute of American Art

Canton Museum of Art Erie Art Museum Mansfield Art Center Massillon Museum Summit Artspace


Wed. July 20 – Sun. July 24

Public Square to Playhouse Square

Dozens of ticketed and free performances •




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A special thank you to our Community Partners for creating special events and exhibits that reflect the spirit of FRONT and elevate the importance of art and community in our region

Curated StoreFront

Bike Cleveland

Curated Storefront is an ongoing series of exhibitions and pop-up galleries that activate empty storefronts and buildings with art installations in downtown Akron. This progressive public-art program is revitalizing Akron as an urban destination through the arts by presenting engaging artwork in multiple unused spaces, commissioning and employing artists, offering educational outreach programs to better engage the public, and stimulating commercial development.

Bike Cleveland is creating a region that is sustainable, connected, healthy, and vibrant by promoting bicycling and advocating for safe and equitable transportation for all. We advocate for infrastructure and policy changes to help make our roads places that serve people and communities. We also host events and education programs to help more people experience the joys of bicycling. Join our movement for safe streets!

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

Art Therapy Studio

The Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection connects our community with Israel’s most dynamic cultural experiences. In partnership with leading arts organizations we strive to identify, enhance, promote, and create unique and engaging Israeli cultural opportunities.

Art Therapy Studio is a non-profit organization located in Cleveland with a 50+ year history of providing art therapy in a safe space for all people. We serve those seeking healing, wellness, and self-care, including serving individuals from historically underserved populations. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all people through art therapy.

Culture Fix CLE, created by Israeli street artist Dede in response to an acute loss of culture during the pandemic, is a physical manifestation of healing. By embracing local creators with his signature imagery of Band-Aids, Dede begins the process of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.


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LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art FRONT Board of Directors:

FRONT Leadership:

LAND Studio Staff:

Helen Forbes Fields, Chair Michelle Jeschelnig, Co-Vice Chair Scott Mueller, Co-Vice Chair Jon J. Pinney, Secretary & Treasurer Fred Bidwell, Executive Director August A. Napoli Carmela Guerrero Diane Davis-Sikora Donna M. Kohl Felton Thomas, Jr. Howard Freedman James Lincoln Joanne R. Cohen Michelle Grabner Paul Clark Richard S. Rogers Sandra Earl Sara Hurand Tizziana Baldenebro Virginia Barbato Yuval Brisker

Fred Bidwell, Executive Director Prem Krishnamurthy, Artistic Director Sarah Spinner Liska, Deputy Director and Director of Exhibitions

Greg Peckham, Director Elizabeth Place, Finance Joe Lanzilotta, Project Manager Katie St. Surin, Intern Kelly Peecook, Finance Nancy Boylan, Project Manager Rita Tersigni, Finance Sarah Siebert, Development

FRONT Staff: Allison Smith, Project Manager Anna Talarico, Exhibitions Assistant Annie Wischmeyer, Curator Brian Sholis, Publications Editor Deidre McPherson, Director of Artistic and Community Initiatives Janet Renner, Director of Marketing Murtaza Vali, Curator-at-Large Naomi Columna, Assistant Project Manager Ron’Dale Simpson, FRONT Fellow at Cleveland Public Library

Lead Sponsors The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund

Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig

Patrons Toby Devan Lewis

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell

Scott and Kelly Mueller

Virginia Barbato

Benefactors Richard and Alita Rogers

Agnes Gund

Yuval Brisker

Joanne R. Cohen and Morris Wheeler

Supporters Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation The Falk Brothers Fund The G.R. Lincoln Family Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation The Edwin D. Northrup II Fund, PNC Charitable Trust Howard Freedman and Rita Montlack Jon and Amanda Pinney

*Acknowledgments are accurate as of printing.

Donors Alexander and Sarah Cutler The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation Joseph and Nancy Keithley Richard Blum and Harriet Warm Robert Immerman Sara Hurand and Elie Weiss Evan Mirapaul

Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David Lusenhop William Busta James and Jane Cohan Barbara Timmer and Catherine Glynn Benkaim C. Guerrero and B. Adams Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Donna M. Kohl Erica Hartman-Horvitz and Richard Horvitz Sandra and Peter Earl The William O. & Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation

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